Applicants/participants with a court proceeding concerning the nonpayment of rent can apply for FEPS through a New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (0TDA)-authorized community-based organization (CBO), the Legal Aid Society or a Legal Services preparer. All applicants/participants submitting applications for Jiggetts will be considered by OTDA for FEPS eligibility first.
If approved for FEPS, the household can receive arrears payments for up to $7,000. The household will then receive, on a recurring application. basis, a shelter supplement in addition to the PA shelter amount for the family size (a shelter amount above the maximum is allowed in certain situations). FEPS will last for up to five years, as long as the household maintains FEPS eligibility.